An extremely rare late Georgian dinner necklace, this garnet jewel possesses a special auditory secret! Constricted utilizing not only a beautiful garnet medallion, but of a chitter chain! The “chitter” chain was named as such for the lovely chittering sound it makes as the wearer moves! This is a very rare example, I’ve only had one other.
The chitter is elusive; They are so light, and dent so easily— most haven’t withstood the test of time, they were crushed, melted, or destroyed. To find an all original dinner necklace such as this with the addition of the garnet, and the clasp intact, is truly remarkable. That said! She is not without some scars of time 🥀 see condition for full report! Overall an extremely rare find!
Materials and Features:
English, circa 1830
Condition: Good for her age! Having some battle scars including; solder repairs to 3 links, one link is in weak shape, the back has been completed with Victorian chain to make her effortlessly wearable, please see photos! She has been priced accordingly; in mint condition, this necklace would be in the $5k+ ballpark ♥️
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.